Fly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19 Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
A few years ago, before the magazine Avion Review went international, I was keeping good track of Aviaco. All of a sudden it disappeared and didn't hear anything about it...
According to many, it was the "Jewel of the Crown" (referring to its good financial situation as part of the Iberia Group).
It is quiet obvious it is not still around, as the most recent picture in the site dates of -I think- 1998. What happened to it? Was it a good decision to integrate it into IB? (as I supposed it happened).
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 674 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
All of the routes became IB routes albeit operated by the likes of Air Nostrum, and Binter etc. I remember during holidays in Ibiza watching old Aviaco DC-9s's flying over the bay all day long and that was in 98 so not long after that they must have been wholly integrated into Iberia.
Anxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
The merger was in 2000. Aviaco, was 99'98% of IB and they did the secondary routes within Spain like MD), Spain">MAD-OVD, MD), Spain">MAD-LEI etc... and between MD), Spain">MAD
and smaller airports in Canary Islands like SPC (isla de La Palma, now with IB's 320) VLL-ORY (Valladolid-París) was the main international service.AO fleet was DC-9 and MD-88 (nowadays with IB)
JoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 28 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2296 times:
The truth is, I flew Aviaco many times (LGW-OVD, MD), Spain">MAD-OVD,OVD-BCN,SDR-BCN) after they took IB's place in the OVD routes, and I must say they were quite good, specially after they began receiving their MD-88's (though I must admit that they had one of the ugliest liveries around).